30+ Roald Dahl Quotes That’ll Help You Navigate Adulthood Better

Roald Dahl Quotes That'll Help Navigate Adulthood Better

17. “I’ve heard tell that what you imagine sometimes comes true.” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

18. “However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.” – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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19. “It is most unlikely. But – here comes the big ‘but’ – not impossible.” – The Witches

20. “Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.” – Matilda

21. “Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.” – Roald Dahl

22. “We must hurry!” said Mr.Wonka. “We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!” – Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

23. “When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants—and DESERVES—is a parent who is SPARKY!”—Danny, The Champion of the World

24. “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” ― Roald Dahl

25. “Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” ― Roald Dahl

26. If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

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30+ Roald Dahl Quotes That'll Help You Navigate Adulthood Better

27. “The matter with human beans,” the BFG went on, “is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.” – The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

28. “I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.”

29. “You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be a phony.” – Danny the Champion of the World

30. “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”

31. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”

32. ‘Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…’ – Matilda

33. “The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves. If you never let them take any risks, then I believe they become very prone to injury.”

34. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

35. “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”

36. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

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30+ Roald Dahl Quotes That'll Help You Navigate Adulthood Better
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